Is your hair thinning or falling out? Regenerative medicine can help. The team at Dr. Rogers Centers in San Antonio, Texas, offers a service called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat male- and female-pattern baldness.
What is PRP?
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s natural healing powers to treat a variety of issues like hair loss.
Plasma is part of our blood that’s made of proteins and other substances. Platelets are found in the plasma and help blood clots form when we get injured. The high concentration of platelets in PRP makes it ideal for treating injuries and hair loss.
How is PRP is used to treat hair loss
There are three steps when getting PRP for hair loss.
Blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a tube.
That tube is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge that spins it around for about 10 minutes, causing the fluids to separate. One of the contents is called platelet-rich plasma.
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn into a syringe and injected into your scalp where you have experienced hair loss. This process can take up to an hour, depending on how large the area is.
The theory behind PRP for hair loss is that it increases blood supply to hair follicles which then makes them thicker.
Benefits of PRP for hair loss
Here are a few of the benefits of this innovative therapy:
- No risk of getting a disease from contaminated blood from someone else because it’s your own blood
- A less invasive treatment option than hair transplant surgery
- No downtime after the procedure
Side effects of PRP should be minimal-to-none. You may have redness and swelling at the injection site, slight bleeding during the injection, itching, a sore scalp, or a mild headache.
PRP is showing great promise in stimulating hair growth and treating androgenic alopecia. The number of sessions you need depends on your unique situation, so we’ll assess your progress after the first session and let you know.
Once your desired level of hair regrowth is reached, you’ll need maintenance treatments every 3-6 months. This is similar to the protocol you’d be on with topical prescription medicine.
Are you ready to see what all the fuss is about? Learn why PRP just may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Forget all those chemicals in those topical products. Try something 100 percent natural and risk-free for your thinning hair. The sooner you start treatment, the better, so make an appointment today.